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Join United Way as they facilitate the Poverty Spiral simulation in Armstrong County at the Experience Armstrong, Inc. Welcome Center in Kittanning. The Poverty Spiral provides an opportunity to increase empathy toward those in our region who experience poverty and better understand the decision-making required to survive in financial instability. This simulation requires you to put yourself in the shoes of someone else and face situations without clear solutions. We hope that this interactive and impactful experience will leave you with an open mind, challenge your preconceived notions about poverty, increase awareness of the struggles of many of our Southwestern PA neighbors, and ask yourself, “What next?”

Registration for this free educational experience is required, as space is limited.

Register online here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Emily Smith at [email protected]

The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Elisha Serotta at [email protected] or 412-456-6718.


Visiting Armstrong County soon and looking for something to do? You’ve come to the right place! There’s something for everyone, whether you’re interested in exploring the history of our region, indulging in some delicious local eats and treats, or listening to some live music. From weekly events that will make you feel like a local to annual festivals, fairs, and rodeos, you can #experiencearmstrongcounty for yourself.

Experience Armstrong, Inc. members can post their events on our calendar. To learn more about membership or submit an event, please email [email protected].